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Police Rookie


Published 1940
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You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.


Run time 1:03:57
Audio/Visual sound, b&w


Reviews

Reviewer: katperrr - - May 6, 2014
Subject: Police Rookie
Not Academy Award material, but entertaining and that's all I'm looking for. Enjoy
Reviewer: The_Emperor_Of_Television - - October 8, 2013
Subject: Nice sets and clothes
A bit corny, but likeable. Cast are quite good. A couple nicely dated references provide some additional enjoyment. Good quality upload too.
Reviewer: rclo - - July 19, 2013
Subject: Who needs a plot?
The movie is as devoid of plot details as any I've seen. We never know what sort of criminal activity is involved or how anyone is involved - just a rookie cop on a mission to find out who dunnit.

Btw, the previous review contains a spoiler, not that it matters.
Reviewer: Dr Feel Rotten - - December 10, 2010
Subject: I liked it
Even though I never have bought the good cop stuff who is always there to serve and protect and care for the little guy and all that.. This one, though somewhat unrealistic at times still moves along well until the end and there is no hint whatsoever that Joe's uncle is the bad guy. There are zero clues leading us to believe that at any point in the film. I have a hunch that part got chopped out to make room for commercials somewhere along the way like so many other movies have been over the years, but in this version he just pops out of nowhere wearing a derby and bossing his sidekick around holding a gun on Steve..or something like that..Then again i almost always expect so many of these B flicks to just wrap up to fast and clueless in the end.
Reviewer: bobsluckycat - - December 17, 2004
Subject: Tight Little Crime Drama
Under it's original title, "I Take This Oath", this film was the first release by PRC (Producers Releasing Corp) after the name change from Producers Distributing Corp, and it's not bad at all, especially when you consider it was produced by Sig. Neufeld and directed by his brother Sam Newfield under his alias Sherman Scott. Gordon Jones coming off the success of the serial "The Green Hornet" is surprisingly good and shows a wide range of emotions and gives a perfectly natural and engageing performance. Maybe good direction helped. Newfield was not known for good as much as he was for fast and efficient. Joyce Compton has a thankless role as Mr. Jones' girl friend. However it falls to the character actors to make this film work. J. Farrell McDonald, Mary Gordon, Robert Homans, and Guy Usher are at the top of their game. Look for bits by other well-known faces, generally in westerns, including Budd Buster, Kenne Duncan, Jack Ingram, Edward Peil Sr, and many others, all well polished. OK, so maybe the story gets a little florid by todays' standards, but not by 1940's. Very watchable.
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